Saturday, November 13, 2010

A New Home part 2

So here is the thing. I changed my blog address again. I just didnt like typepad that much so I am back with Blogger. My newest new blog is HERE! I hope you all will come on over!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Making some changes

I really was planning on keeping this blog going. I have been here for a few years now. I recently started a blog for my photography and I think the best thing to do is to combine my two blogs. Sooooooo....with that being said please make note of my new blog address! You can now find me at . Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

How did I not notice?

The boy and I went for a walk yesterday to see what kind of cool old buildings were in our neighborhood. I even took several photos of him. I still did not notice. Do you see it? I have noticed that his hair was all over the house. I even said to Brian this morning that I thought the boy was pulling his hair out. He wasn't. I asked him why there were a few strands of hair in front of the computer and he came clean. He had given himself a haircut! Of course we discussed why that just isnt a good idea! ;)

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


I have wanted to give photography more attention than just the occasional photos of my own kids. This is a pretty big step for me as it is sometimes hard for me to put myself out there, but I am feeling good about it. I have the support of my friends and family and that means the world to me! With that said, please check me out and bare with me as I learn how to navigate things over there on typepad!
Oh and one more thing.....this family blog of mine is still going to be here so don't run off!;)

Friday, August 20, 2010

They Will Not Forget

While we were dealing with an unpleasent situation of our own this week I was reminded that as bad as ours seemed others were dealing with worse. One small town here in Tennessee was grieving the loss of one of its own.
He was a Marine who lost his life in Afghanistan. He was also a firefighter here in this small town. I took these photos with my phone. I did not know that morning we would be there when this town got to bring there hero home.
There were so many standing and waiting for the parade of vehicles to come down the street. They all held their flags up in silence as their hero was brought home. Please prayer for the family of this hero. He gave his life for our freedom.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Too Tired to Write Tonight...

Instead check out this sweet face. He had to have his tooth put to sleep the other day because he had sugar bugs in it and he did so well he got a cool toy from the toy box at the dentist office!
Now I am going to was a big day and tomorrow will be bigger. I will leave you with a quick publis service announcement. No person, parent or not, has the right to try and ruin a child's life. I feel so blessed to have four very special children in my home even though they can sometimes be overwhelming. I know that my sweet sister is a part of our family because it was God's plan and I am so proud of the strength she has shown today!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Flood Progress

This is what my Dads house looked like on May 4th of this year after two days of heavy rain devastated Middle Tennesse. My rockstar husband stepped up and organized the rebuild of this house. General contractors put the cost to repair the damage done from the flood at around $65,000. Brian was able to get it put back together for around $23,000! Below are a few photos post flood!

Thanks to all of the folks that helped make this happen!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


These pictures have nothing to do with this blog post. I just couldn't post without at least one picture. I am off of work until next thursday. I have to get the kids to school and then I almost feel like coming home and sleeping but I wont.
I really don't know what I am going to do. I am going to have lunch with a friend today though. We are going to a restaurant close by that we call "The Pig". It has been featured on Emeril before. I can't wait! What would ya'll do if you had a few days off and the kids were in school?

Monday, August 9, 2010

First Day

We walked to his room. We put his backpack and lunch in his cubby. We found his name. He let me take one picture of him and asked if it was time for me to leave yet.
He is a school boy now! No tears were shed this morning. Not a single one!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Fun Gift Idea

I was very excited when I saw this idea on Amy's blog. Since my mother in laws birthday was coming up I thought it would be perfect! Amy has posted all the instructions you need to make one on her blog if yall click here!
I sure hope Meme likes her one of a kind art!

Thursday, August 5, 2010


Our sweet boy is 5 years old today!
Happy Birthday! We love you!

Monday, August 2, 2010

School Was AWESOME!

Kristen called me after they got home from school. She said it was awesome! I am so glad my girls had a great first day! All three of them are in middle school this year. Two of them are at the 6th grade campus and one is at the 7th and 8th grade campus. Here are some photos from our first morning back! Enjoy!
The boy was still very tired. He goes next week.

Half eaten breakfast left behind for mama to clean up.

paperwork everywhere!

I love these girls!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Turtles and Kindergarten

We were driving to my Dad's house after church this morning and this little guy was in the middle of the road. Hannah begged me to turn around and save him. By saving him she meant bringing him home. I tld her she would have to let him go eventually. By eventually I meant as soon as we got home. She played with him for a few hours and then she said he threw up......uh...gross. I said well then it must be time to let him go! She did.
I took the boy to open house for Kindergarten this afternoon. His school has six Kindergarten classes. Four of them have play houses inside. He loved those. He started making friends quickly.

Tomorrow is the first day of school for our kids. The boy has testing on Tuesday and then he goes back next Monday for boys day. Next Tuesday is girls day. Next Wendesday is the first official day of Kindergarten. I am so very excited for him. He is going to love it! The girls all go to middle school tomorrow. I can't believe how big they are!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Crazy Kid and Cupcakes

I guess I should call this post crazy haired kid and he got his hair cut today.
Ok onto the cupcakes. All you need is yellow cake mix, pudding( I used some vanilla and some banana), and chocolate frosting.

Bake the cupcakes. Easy so far. I used a ziploc bag and a decorating tip to get the pudding into the cupcake. Make sure they are cooled first and make sure to squeeze it in the top. The icing covers up the hole.

Very easy and very tasty! Boston Cream Cupcakes!

Here is one more photo for yall. My boy is a HUGE David Gray fan. Weird huh? When I was pregnant the radio station we had at work would play "This Years Love" all the time. When he was a newborn we noticed he would calm down instantly when that song played. Now he is almost 5 and will have You Tube videos of the song playing while he plays games on Nick Jr! I love that kid!

Monday, July 26, 2010

How Stinkin Cute is This!?

I ordered this beautiful tutu for a sweet friend and coworker of mine from LilyJill Bowtique a couple of weeks ago. We had planned to have a little work baby shower next week, but our new baby had other plans! The sweet girl was born around 4 weeks early over the weekend and she is doing great! This little shower gift arrived on my door step today all ready to be wrapped up and delivered to the new Mama and sweet girl!
This one is made to fit newborn to 6 months, however Ms. Katelyn can make these in various sizes and colors! She does amazing work!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I think that is about how many trips up and down these stairs I have made this weekend. You see I thought that maybe it would be a good idea to start making my girls be responsible and clean their own bathroom. I haven't been in there in oh maybe a few weeks. Saturday the boy went to spend the night with his Meme and the girls went swimming with a friend and for 2 whole hours I had the house to myself. Did I sit on the couch and catch up on tv? NO! I went upstairs and walked into their bathroom..........BIG MISTAKE! Have y'all ever seen "How Clean Is Your House?" They would have had a field day swabbing the baseboards, sink, and tub in my kids bathroom to see what kind of super germs were hiding out in there! So I spent my 2 hours scrubbing their bathroom. That led to the closets in their rooms and OH the Chaos! I do not exaggerate when I tell you that I have bagged up 4 or 5 trash bags of clothes to send to the Goodwill! The bad news is that I am still not finished. If I go missing please send someone up these stairs to find me!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Picnik Anyone?

I first heard about Picnik from my girls who love to edit there photos on it for Facebook. Then I saw that Chris at Just Beachy had written a blog post about how she edits a lot of her photos. Thats right folks! Picnik once again! So I decided to check it out. I think I kind of like it. Now don't get me wrong. It will not replace all the photo editing software I use but it is great for blog photos! The best part is that it FREE!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Guess What

I got nothing! I really dont have much to say today. I went to the doctor this morning to see if I had a sinus infection. I did. My doctor told me the medicine he prescribed would make me crazy and have the munchies.........GREAT! That particular medicine is for a headache I have had for 10 days....yeah...10 days! I am over it. None of this has anything to do with the picture above. I just loved this old abandoned building that was in our neighborhood. I say was because it caught on fire recently and had to be torn down. Its just a pike of sticks now.
Sooooooooo......sorry for being so boring today. Thats all I got!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Mmmmm..Treat Time!

Okay first I will start by saying that I saw this on a blog.......but I can't find it now. I made them anyway.
Just spread the Hazelnut Spread on the crescents. Roll them up and sprinkle with sugar then bake!

They make a yummy after dinner treat that is super easy to make!

Monday, July 19, 2010

So We Have an Old House

I am feeling the need to get some things done around our old house lately. I have even had the kids on a mission to get rid of stuff that we don't need anymore. Do you ever get like that?

Well, our house is over 100 yrs old and sometimes it feels like a blank canvas. There is so much that needs to be done and we have been on hold since the floods. Dad's house will be finished in the next week. Of course cheer season starts at the end of this month and then school starts in August but thats life and we can work around that! By the way, did yall know that my baby boy is going to school this year and I only work four days a week which means I will have fridays all to myself!?! I know, right? I am a little excited about that one.
Okay so back to the photo. That is what our front porch looks like today. Kinda sad, isn't it? I think I am going to get on that first. I can't wait until Fall when I can put about 153 pumpkins out there!
Have I rambled enough? I think I probably have! Until tomorrow....

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Today is Kristen's birthday! She is 13! We had a sweet party friday night. It was supposed to be outside, but it rained.......alot!
DO you know what happens when you give a group f 13 year olds some shaving cream and silly string and tell them they can decorate the birthday girl? Yep, the also decorate each other! They had fun and even went outside even though it was wet.

Before all of that, we had cake and lots of sweet treats!

Oh and a nice group picture before the chaos started!

Happy Birthday Sweet Girl! I love you!